Tony, the host of the StarShipSofa is giving something extra to those who make a regular monthly donation to support the podcast. For these supporters he’s providing access to a private show/feed called the StarShipSanatorium.
Aside from all the usual StarShipSofa fayre, such as the regular weekly magazine with short stories, flash-fiction, poetry and related articles, or the weekend shows; Tony has started podcasting the StarShipSanatorium as well, as a way of saying thank you for all the support.
The StarShipSanatorium is a form of Xtreme Podcasting, what he does is switch on his Zoom H4 recorder and make a podcast on the spur of the moment. A kind of stream of consciousness brain dump of stuff thatâ€™s happening in his life. For most people I’m sure that this would be a recipe for a podcasting disaster (even the erudite Stephen Fry appears to script his podcasts), but somehow Tony pulls it off remaining entertaining and informative, whether driving home from work or walking the dogs.
If you’re into sci-fi, then you should be listening to the StarShipSofa. If you are into the StarShipSofa you’ll most probably want or maybe need the StarShipSanatorium. And if you are into sci-fi you should also drop into the forum.